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Hiroshima , City Of Peace , Japan . Visitors Paying Their Respects At The Cenota ...

Hiroshima , City Of Peace , Japan . Visitors Paying Their Respects At The Cenota ...

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File name: Hiroshima_18_PeacePark_g.jpg
Format: film, 35mm
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Description: hiroshima , city of peace , japan . visitors paying their respects at the cenotaph in the hiroshima peace park with the a bomb dome in the distance . the cenotaph was built on august 6 , 1952 . this monument was built with the desire to reconstruct hiroshima , the city destroyed by the worlds first atomic bombing , as a city of peace . it was designed by kenzo tange , then a professor at the university of tokyo . it resembles an ancient arch shaped house , in part because of the desire to shelter the souls of the victims from the elements . the monument is inscribed with the words , " let all the souls here rest in peace , for we shall not repeat the evil . " the stone chest in the center holds the registry of the names of persons who died from the bombing , regardless of nationality . names are added when persons related to a death make application . as of august 6 , 2001 , the registry comprises 77 volumes that list a total of 221 , 893 names .

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